Healthy Eating Habits

This weeks Fitness and Health Tip !

Healthy eating habits should start with fruits and vegetables. You should be getting between five to seven servings of vegetables and fruits a day.
Not only do they reduce your risk of getting some forms of cancer they are heart healthy, and give you more nutrition-bang for your buck. Plus with the added fiber, you feel fuller even when you're eating less.

Eat like a Monkey! Snacking on these food sources instead of processed packaged foods will give you enough energy to be swinging from the trees in no time !

  • Aim for balance most days; eat from each food group -grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, and meat and other proteins, including beans.
  • Involve the whole family in meal planning, exercise, and family outings. The whole family's involvement will ensure success of proper nutrition.
  • Don't ever skip a meal. Skipping meals deprives the body of important nutrients and may cause you to over compensate by eating empty calories later.
  • Don't make deep-fried or fast foods a part of your diet. Replace these with foods that have been sautéed, baked, roasted, broiled, or grilled.
  • Plan your meals every week so that you can keep track of what you are eating.
  • Eat 5 meals a day instead of 3 large ones including a Healthy Breakfast within one hour from waking up i the morning. Eating more frequent, smaller meals will prevent you from feeling hungry throughout the day.
  • Eat more often to boost your metabolism. Obviously this means eating sensible foods, but remember, The actual process of breaking down food burns up calories.
  • Avoid late night eating. Do not eat 3 hours prior to bedtime. The reason you don't want to eat late at night is because your food may not properly digest.
  • Watch the Salt!. Salt can cause water retention and bloating. Remember a lot of processed and canned foods with a long shelf life are preserved with salt.
  • Plan your meals every week so that you can keep track of what you are eating. Some free healthy eating plans can help get you started.

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